It’s a new year full of new possibilities—and for the majority of society—January is a month focused on living healthier. Juicing has become a staple in many households as an easy way to consume more fruits and vegetables and detox the body while shedding those extra holiday pounds. But, while an all-juice diet may make you a healthy eating trendsetter, it may actually do your body more harm than good.
Rare is the child who becomes excited at the sight of broccoli on their plate. No parent wants to fight a battle at the dinner table, but for many families, enticing children to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. So, is picky eating a normal part of growing up? Or does it hint at deeper problems?
The nutrition facts label, generally found on the side or back of food and beverage packaging, has loads of information that often times we may not understand. But let's be clear, we need to know how many calories we're consuming, what to eat more and less of and understand what could be lurking inside. This guide will help you make the best food choices for your health.
Meat is a major source of protein for many Americans, but a growing number of people are opting to go meatless for personal or religious beliefs, or in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. Still, protein is a dietary necessity that vegetarians must incorporate into their meals through alternate sources. David Leal, with the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, offers an overview of some lesser-known sources of protein.